What can you do to protect your email from identity thieves?

Email hacks can lead to identity theft.  Recently, Susan Antrach was charged with allegedly hacking celebrity Selena Gomez's email account.  Prosecutors also allege that Antrach hacked an email account of one of Selena Gomez's unnamed associate.  Wonder who that could be? Antrach was charged with 11 different felonies related to the 2015 and 2016 email … Continue reading What can you do to protect your email from identity thieves?

Do I have the right to order a free credit report?

Do I have the right to order a free credit report? The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act promotes the accuracy of credit reports and the privacy of personal information.  Under federal law, consumers have the right to get a free credit report once every 12 months.   This is called a free annual credit report.  Consumers are also entitled to free … Continue reading Do I have the right to order a free credit report?

HURRICANE HARVEY ID THIEF SENTENCED TO 75 YEARS IN PRISON

Houston identity theft victims get justice! Identity thief sentenced to 75 years in prison after Hurricane Harvey scam. Houston Identity Theft Lawyer.

BREAKING ID THEFT NEWS – JASON’S DELI ANNOUNCES DATA BREACH

JASON'S DELI ANNOUNCES DATA BREACH According to Patch.com, the restaurant chain announced today that it received notice from payment processors that Jason's Deli customers had "a large quantity of payment card information for sale on the "dark web'". At this time, it is unknown how many stores or customers are included or affected by the … Continue reading BREAKING ID THEFT NEWS – JASON’S DELI ANNOUNCES DATA BREACH

Attorney Micah Adkins Rated by Super Lawyers as a 2017 Mid South Rising Star

Every year Super Lawyers selects attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas throughout the United States.  Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers for performance based on peer recognition. Through the selection process, while no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, only 2.5 percent of the … Continue reading Attorney Micah Adkins Rated by Super Lawyers as a 2017 Mid South Rising Star

DEBT COLLECTORS’ NEW CREDIT REPORTING POLICY SHORTENS TIME FOR NEGATIVE CREDIT INFORMATION

Debt Collectors' New Credit Reporting Policy Shortens Time for Negative Credit Information on Consumers' Credit Reports Encore Capital Group, Inc. announced a change in its credit reporting policies for consumers.  Encore's subsidiaries include: Midland Credit Management; Midland Funding, Asset Acceptance; Atlantic Credit & Finance. According to the Encore press release, "A significant challenge with current … Continue reading DEBT COLLECTORS’ NEW CREDIT REPORTING POLICY SHORTENS TIME FOR NEGATIVE CREDIT INFORMATION

OCWEN’S MOTION TO DISMISS FCRA CLAIMS DENIED

Owen's Motion to Dismiss FCRA Claims Denied A federal court denied Owen's Motion to Dismiss the plaintiff's claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Polvorosa v. Allied Collection Services, et al, U.S.D.C Nev. Jan. 3, 2017 Facts:  The plaintiff Polvorosa, alleged that the defendants violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  In 2011, the … Continue reading OCWEN’S MOTION TO DISMISS FCRA CLAIMS DENIED

CFPB TAKES ACTION AGAINST EQUIFAX AND TRANS UNION CREDIT BUREAUS

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Equifax, Trans Union and their subsidiaries for deceiving consumers about the usefulness and actual cost of credit scores sold to consumers.  According to the CFPB papers, Equifax and Trans Union also lured consumers into costly recurring payments for credit related products with false promises. The CFPB ordered … Continue reading CFPB TAKES ACTION AGAINST EQUIFAX AND TRANS UNION CREDIT BUREAUS

ADKINS FIRM OPENS SHOP IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

It's official!  The Adkins Firm has opened its Houston, Texas office.  The office is located in Houston's uptown district in the Williams Tower.  The office is easily recognized across the skyline as it is the 4th tallest building in Texas.  The Adkins Firm is located at 2800 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 4100, Houston, Texas 77056, … Continue reading ADKINS FIRM OPENS SHOP IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

CFPB KEEPS ENFORCEMENT POWER

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Court of Columbia held the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) can keep its powers.  On October 11, the court of Appeals held that while the CFPB's single director director removable only for cause structure is unconstitutional,  other portions of the statute authorizing the CFPB are constitutional.  In PHH Corp. … Continue reading CFPB KEEPS ENFORCEMENT POWER